Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing – MSA40311

Course Overview

The MSA40311 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing is intended for advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and are involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of operating procedures directly related to producing products.

Course Outcome

Lead and mentored by group members undertaking a Diploma level qualification, students will assist in scoping business improvement projects and utilising a team of Certificate III participants in implementing change and inspiring a Lean culture within the workplace. Certificate IV level participants will develop an understanding of applying a continuous improvement strategy to achieve operational excellence through Lean Six Sigma. Participants will gain intermediate skills of what Lean Six Sigma principles have on offer. Participants will achieve an understanding in implementing the following Lean Six Sigma concepts:

  • The 8 Wastes
  • Kaizen/Process Improvement
  • Visual Management
  • Standardisation
  • Team Work
  • TAKT Time
  • Problem Solving Tools and Techniques
  • Six-Sigma (Introduction)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Waste Reduction
  • 5S
  • Perfect Quality
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Pull Systems
  • Kanban Systems
  • 5 Why/Fishbone Diagrams

Course Progression

Upon completion, Certificate IV participants who fast develop the natural ability in building an internal continuous improvement capability that will foster benefits in the long run may be upskilled to a Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices and step up to the challenge of leading and planning Lean Six Sigma projects within their organisation.

Course Outline

To be awarded the Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing (MSA30311), students must demonstrate competency with a minimum successful outcome of twenty six units. Students will work towards achieving tangible outcomes through a series of workplace based activities and assessments in line with participating in group projects aimed to have a significant positive impact on the business and their day-to-day work processes.

Core Units:

    Work Safely
    Process and record information
    Achieve work outcomes
  • MSS402051A
    Apply quality outcomes
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units:

    Follow OHS procedures
    Facilitate the implementation of OHS for a work group
    Clean workplace or equipment
    Identify equipment faults
    Develop and monitor quality systems
  • MEM16007A
    Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
    Make measurements
    Work in a team
    Contribute to the development of plant documentation
    Communicate in the workplace
    Use structured problem solving tools
    Apply workplace procedures
    Participate in continuous improvement
  • PSPPM401B
    Design simple projects
  • PMASUP420B
    Minimise environmental impact of process
    Identify and minimise environmental hazards
    Manage conflict at work
    Facilitate a team
    Co-ordinate maintenance
  • MEM11007B
    Administer inventory procedures
    Perform tasks to support production
  • MEM11005B
    Pick and process order
    Receive or dispatch goods
    Identify and implement opportunities to maximize production efficiencies
  • PSPPM402B
    Manage simple projects
  • BSBINN301A
    Promote innovation in a team environment
  • PSPPM403B
    Close simple projects